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May 30, 2014 9:00am PDT
quote before the leaks. leaving a paper trail to prove it. his interview with brian williams. >> not just officially, in writing through e-mail, to these offices and these individuals, but to my supervisors, to my colleagues, in more than one office. >> under pressure the nsa after a year released one e-mail, the sole e-mail it found from snowden to nsa lawyers but snowden has fired back about that release telling the "washington post" today the picture painted by the nsa is incomplete. i'm joined now by jerry mabash
NBC
May 26, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" with brian williams. >> good evening on this memorial day. i'm cynthia mcfadden in for brian williams. >>> topping the news, the horrific massacre in santa barbara. ten minutes is all it took for a single gunman to take the lives of seven, including himself. as we learn more about those killed, a painful question, could something have been done to prevent the slaughter? mike taibbi has the latest. >> reporter: there were a number of red flags over the past year that elliot rodger was headed to trouble and might take others with him but none of the clues were clear enough to legally stop him. now an entire community is in mourning. a mother and father embraced in their doorway today in anguish and tears. >> i ask god why he don't take me instead of my son. >> reporter: their son was among the first victims of the rampage leaving the wang's to prepare for the saddest trip any parents could make and leaving a community in mourning. it was a long-planned outburst alleged killer, elliott roger. in a matter of minutes, he took the lives of six uc santa barbara students, his roommates, two y
NBC
May 28, 2014 5:30pm PDT
>> thanks for joining us. brian williams is next. >> see you at 6:00. >>> on our broadcast tonight, our nbc news exclusive, edward snowden living in exile in russia and in our interview, he says he would like to come home. tonight, what the government has to say about that. >>> the scandal at the va, a damning new report on just how long american veterans were forced to wait for care, more than 100 days to see a doctor. >>> use of force, president obama lays out his vision for the future of american foreign policy and where the next big threats are. >>> and maya angelou, tonight, remembering an american icon, those words and the power to change peoples lives and the wider world. "nightly news" begins now. ' li wider world. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. already today members of the obama administration have launched a frontal attack on edward snowden based so far on just portions of the interview we've released prior to tonight's hour-long broadcast in primetime. snowden i
MSNBC
May 28, 2014 9:00am PDT
into combat in iraq or afghanistan. >> and spy story, a preview of brian williams' exclusive big interview with nsa leaker edward snowden. why the man the president dismissed as a low-level hacker had a much bigger impact than his resume reveals. and why snowden facing espionage charges here in the u.s. says he is now trapped in russia. >> i stopped because the united states government decided to revoke my passport and trap me in the moscow airport. so when people ask why are you in russia, i say, please, ask the state department. >>> and that's exactly what the "today" show did. >> well, for supposedly a smart guy, that's a pretty dumb answer, frankly. >>> gr day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. we'll have more on edward snowden, afghanistan and a lot of other issues. >>> but first, the world lost a powerful voice for freedom today. maya angelou died at her home. she was 86. a look at this truly phenomenal woman. >> ladies and gentlemen, maya angelou. >> best selling author, prolific poet -- >> i wrote this piece for every human being on earth. >> reporter: -- and so much more. maya an
NBC
May 29, 2014 5:30pm PDT
, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. tonight the reaction is under way following the first american television interview with edward snowden, the 30-year-old american who continues to live in exile in russia, wanted for espionage, after a massive data theft and a massive leak of u.s. intelligence. snowden has now made it clear why he did what he did, but from the state, the president and others in the administration have asserted he should have gone through proper channels with his complaints about nsa practices. snowden says he did take his complaints to his superiors and says there is proof, and now the nsa has responded. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, with us to start things off from our d.c. newsroom this evening, andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. almost a year after snowden first claimed he was a whistle-blower, today the nsa made public one e-mail between snowden and an nsa lawyer last year, but there is no evidence yet of the paper trail that snowden described. in moscow, brian asked edward snowed. why he helicopter' co
NBC
May 1, 2014 5:30pm PDT
in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. you're about to see and hear what can happen when a month's worth of rainfalls in one 24-hour period. we've shown you the effects of just one slow-moving weather system all this week. it's spawned tornados, left behind a death toll of 35, driven thousands out of their homes and flash floods. watch what happened in baltimore as a retaining wall was feared to be giving way due to pressure behind it and someone started shooting video. >> oh my god! >> all vehicles lost, as their owners looked on. that was just one outbreak of flooding in the state of maryland. all together, this week-long weather outbreak affected almost half the country, over 20 states. some have seen record-breaking rainfall. we begin with peter alexander. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. days ago this was a quiet creek but as you see now, it's a rushing river. after several states collected historic rain totals in this massive storm. tonight there is a hole in the heart of baltimore, heavy rain causing the road to c
NBC
May 7, 2014 5:30pm PDT
for being here with us. i'm brian williams. we, of course, hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> right now at 6:00, from movie directors and tech leaders, president obama touches down for a swing through california. good evening, and thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> today it's los angeles. tomorrow it's the silicon valley. one of the events on his agenda happening right now at the usc campus. he's expected to attend a gala hosted by steven spielberg. air force one landed about an hour ago. we'll be seeing this plane tomorrow afternoon at moffitt field. it's a busy schedule of events for mr. obama cheryl hurd is on our presidential detail. she joins us from the walmart where he will be speaking on thursday. >> reporter: it is no coincidence that people are running around sprucing up this walmart store. it's not every day the president drops by your store. for some, this visit is a little surprising. on friday, president obama will come to this walmart store in mountain view to talk about the importance of energy effi
NBC
May 8, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" with brian williams. >>> good evening. just 24 hours ago we heard from the secretary of foreign affairs, eric shinseki there are calls for him to resign. he's trying to hang on and keep his job while the va has a very big problem. charges of a shameful record of medical care for some of our returning vets including neglect and mistreatment and in some cases veterans have died as a result. the families want answers, so do investigators. today subpoenas were issued for e-mails and correspondence surrounding the phoenix va hospital. there is an audit underway and shinseki will testify before congress next week. it's where we begin tonight with our correspondent jim mickly chef ski. >> reporter: she lost her father in law thomas breen to cancer last november and blames his death on the va hospital in phoenix. >> i'm sorry i'm shaking, but they were quick to dismiss my pop, right? >> reporter: she says when he went to the hospital for urgent care, the staff refused to treat him and told him to see his primary va doctor. he waited months but died before he could get an appointment. >> all the peopl
NBC
May 9, 2014 5:30pm PDT
headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the health care scandal surrounding the department of veterans affairs has widened. the investigation that started with one va hospital in phoenix has intensified. it's spreading out from there including east to washington. veterans' families are mobilized because of the charges returning vets have been ignored, mistreated and have died because of this. and a new whistleblower emerged tonight telling nbc news that an alleged effort to cook the books at another va facility. we begin in phoenix and today's visit from a decorated veteran who happens to be an arizona senator, john mccain. kel kelly o'donnell covering in phoenix for us tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. whistleblowers have come forward to spoke to nbc news. newly surfaced documents are shedding light what practices were like concerning patient appointments and here in arizona a town hall meeting brought the anger to the surface. in phoenix today, the growing controversy over veterans' care is personal and ofte
NBC
May 13, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" with brian williams. >> good evening the mers virus arrived seemingly out of nowhere. we actually foe it started in the middle east and is potentially fatal. while public health officials have been downplaying the threat after two confirmed cases here in the u.s., just today, the federal government stems up its efforts to keep it out of this country. today a health advisory went up at all major u.s. airports alerting travelers to the middle east and trying to prevent its spread. health care workers in orlando are being tested after they came in contact with a patient. tonight, this virus is being taken very seriously. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: the white house today responding to concerns about the deadly virus now showing up in the united states. >> and the president has been briefed on this development. the cdc is taking the current situation very seriously and is work income close coordination with local health authorities. >> reporter: so far, two cases have been confirmed. a patient in indiana was hosp
NBC
May 14, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" with brian williams. >>> good evening. as we look to an emergency in the west tonight, consider these numbers, 100-degree temperatures, 3% humidity, give or take and 50-mile an hour winds. as one fire commander in carlsbad, california put it today, we've been dealt a bad hand. as viewers watched today on live television, fires have exploded around them in southern california galloping across the land, jumping across canyons faster than firefighters can run and fueled by some of the worst possible conditions. tonight entire neighborhoods and lives have been put on hold, traffic diverted and the marines landed on the beach in hoover craft to fight a fire on their own base. we begin tonight in southern california, joe fryer is in carlsbad, joe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. a thick layer of smoke covers carlsbad and you can see they resources are stretched thin, because north of san diego, there are now seven fires burning tonight. it didn't take long for the flames to devour homes in carlsbad, california. efforts to protect this home, useless for this owner. >> i tried to make
NBC
May 15, 2014 5:30pm PDT
world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. for the second straight night, it looks like a bombing campaign underway across southern california. conditions so hot and dry, if some fires don't get hit from the air, they won't go out and because of the winds, the intensity of the flames, we've seen one of the true freaks of nature in the san diego area. funnel clouds of pure flames from the ground skyward. the santa anna winds, which unlike our weather across the country blow from east to west can clearly be seen from space blowing the smoke from these fires out over the pacific ocean. so many homes burned, so much land scorched. it's a full on battle especially in the area around san diego. our coverage of the fires begins with joe fryer in carlsbad, california. joe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. 22 families are without a home tonight in carlsbad including those at this house behind me. now the number one priority is a fire just to the east in san marcos where thousands more were evacuated. today we saw the ba
NBC
May 16, 2014 5:30pm PDT
, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in the state of california where the fires are given names, it's the blaze they call the cocoas fire that is tonight chewing up the most territory and getting the most attention among the five major fires burning tonight. over 10,000 californians have been evacuated from where they live. the air war continues and so many homes have been destroyed in the past 48 hours or so. two teenagers were arrested late today for starting fires that were later put out. as tonight, the land and air forces in this fight in san diego county are looking for any edge against the encroaching blaze. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's miguel almaguer in san marcos, california. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the damage in this burn zone, the cocoas fire will top $15 million. late tonight, we have breaking news from our nbc affiliate, this video is just into us. it shows the harmony growth spiritual retreat where at least two dozen structures and bungalows have been completely destroyed. at this hour, firefighters remai
NBC
May 19, 2014 5:30pm PDT
headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the federal government today opened a new front in a war that's been going on for sometime, but for the first time ever, the united states is filing criminal charges against the chinese. specifically, five members of the chinese military for electronic spying, hacking into the computers of some of the largest american companies and flat out stealing trade secrets. the first time the u.s. has done this, filed economic espionage charges against officials of a foreign government. it's where we begin tonight with pete williams. >> reporter: the top federal prosecutor in pittsburgh says chinese hacking into u.s. steals computers played a role in the company's decision to cut 140 jobs after the chinese flooded the market with cheaper steel pipe. >> cyber theft impacts real people in real and painful ways, but the life blood of any organization is the people that work, sweat and strive for it. >> reporter: the justice department filed the first ever foreign government for stealing economic secrets from
NBC
May 22, 2014 5:30pm PDT
to renews. "nightly news" begins now. >> this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams, reporting tonight from nashville. >>> good evening from nashville and before we get underway tonight, a quick word about the past two evenings of unexplained absences with my thanks to lester holt for filling in. at the end of this broadcast, we'll show you why we are here in nashville tonight, but first, first, where we've been for the past two days. about 16 hours ago, i departed moscow, where moscow, where i traveled to interview edward snowden. he is widely referred to these days as the most wanted man in the world, the interview was months in the making and cloaked in the secrecy of his life as a fugitive living in exile overseas. our conversation went on for several hours and we're still going through it all and just starting the process of seeking comment from all those people and entities he discussed. we are going to air snowden's comments next week on the other side of the three-day memorial day weekend and in prime time on wednesday night at 10:00, 9:00 central, you'll be able to see him and
NBC
May 23, 2014 5:30pm PDT
news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. he is a man at the center of so much of the news we cover of late and just today we heard vladimir putin, the president of russia speak in a way we never heard before. this was at an economic forum in st. petersburg in russia, and while mostly the subject was ukraiew ukraine and the recent actions there, putin took a chance to take a big swing at washington, the u.s., and president obama. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in moscow tonight and starts us from there. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. in some comments putin said he would deal with whoever wins presidential elections in ukraine this weekend, but his tone changed when he talked about washington and he said president obama effectively is to blame for the entire crisis in ukraine. violence in ukraine, ahead of this weekend's presidential election. at least 40 killed in the past 48 hours as government troops fight pro russian separatists. before a friendly audience in an economic conference in st. petersburg, it was putin's turn to unload on was
NBC
May 27, 2014 5:30pm PDT
in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in a little over 24 hours we'll hear from edward snowden, the 30-year-old american who is responsible for the most staggering theft of american intelligence secrets in the modern era. he is wanted on espionage charges. he continues to live in exile in russia. a number of people in high positions in the government and the intelligence community are anxious to hear what he says, understandably, when we air our conversation with him tomorrow evening in primetime. we mitt with him midweek last week in moscow. tonight, a portion of that conversation with this man who introduces himself as ed. he touches on something he's never spoken of before on camera about what he did for the u.s. government and how he describes his job, his training, his career right up until he put an end to it. >> were you trained as a spy? it seems to me spies probably look a lot more like ed snowden and a lot less like james bond these days. >> it's no secret the u.s. tends to get more and better intelligence out of computers nowadays than
NBC
May 28, 2014 4:00am PDT
news exclusive, the most wanted man, edward snowden, speaks out to brian williams. >>> somber occasion, honoring the victims of the uc santa barbara killing. >> plus one heck of a tornado captured on tape. >>> google's driverless cars with no steering wheel. >>> and team usa gears up for the world cup. it is wednesday, may 28th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. >> i'm dara brown. after more than a decade of fighting in afghanistan, today we should learn more about president obama's vision for an end for america's longest war. today at west point, the president will graduate graduating cadets. there he's expected to discuss plans for what he sees as a new chapter in american leadership. tracie potts has more. good morning. what can we expect to hear from the president today? >> reporter: we're expecting a middle of the road strategy where the united states keeps an eye on countries like syria and the threat there and isn't afraid to act against russia with the rest of the world but is very careful about getting involved in conflict in other nations. this morning's west
NBC
May 28, 2014 5:00pm PDT
. he spoke with brian williams about privacy and technology. you can watch the interview at 10:00 tonight. the interception of privacy and technology is a big story. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us with a preview. >> good evening, janell. just about every day our personal information is asked and every day we give that up willingly. so just how worried should we be? it's perhaps fitting that on the same day edward snowden decides to speak to a tv network -- >> and this is -- >> reporter: technology giant samsung introduces its latest product. a smart watch that can track your private health data. >> it's no secret that the u.s. tends to get more and better intelligence out of computers than they do out of people. >> reporter: but with no many computers that are now the sizes of watches, should we be concerned? even samsung itself said yes. >> security of your data is really critical. i think we already are worried about our data that has been shared. >> we're always protecting it the way we want to yet? no. >> that's michelle, chief privacy officer of intel
FOX News
May 26, 2014 1:00am PDT
with this for a very lock time. >> brian williams took a secret trip to russia to interview edward snowden, the nsa leaker who some people consider a traitor. >> a lot of people who say you have badly damaged your country. have you performed, as you say, a public service? >> here's the back story. the interview was arranged by glen greenwald who won a pulitzer and who has written a book and will be interviewed. nbc signed a, quote, collaboration agreement" with first look media. it was williams' nbc colleague david gregory who asked greenwald last june whether he should be charged with a crime for working with snowden. when greenberg returned for a "meet the press" rematch gregory didn't interview him, that was left to a reporter. we'll find out in a primetime special this week how aggressive brian williams is with snowden. >> a good get for williams, good for greenwald would has a book, and no matter what you think about him, whether or not you think he's a hero or traitor, we'll get interesting information out of it which is a win for the american people. >> i'm sure brian williams will ask a lot
MSNBC
May 29, 2014 2:00am PDT
talks only to brian williams about 9/11, espionage and believing that he is a patriot. >> being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen. >> that and much more in this revealing interview. >>> scathing report. the inspector general's v.a. report is damning. embattled secretary shinseki. >>> plus maya angelou. we'll take an in-depth look. >>> and chicago's mayor aggressively cracking down on guns. good morning, i'm richard lui. revealing details from edward snowden's first television interview. brian williams sitting down with the nsa leaker in moscow where he is currently living in asylum. williams saying snowden came armed with talking points ready to tell a story. no questions were off limits. >> to your knowledge, there is nothing in what you have handed over to the journalists materially damaging or threatening to the military or national security? >> there's nothing that would be published that would harm the public interest. these are programs that need to be understood, that ne
NBC
Apr 30, 2014 5:30pm PDT
:00. >> thanks for joining us here at 5:00. brian williams is next. >>> on our broadcast tonight, state of emergency, high water rescues as the massive system that spawned all those tornados slides to the east, while out west here come the winds. that means blowing fire and evacuations. >>> botched execution forcing some tough questions tonight about the death penalty in this country and the secretive drugs used in lethal injections after an execution goes wrong. >>> forcing him out, will the nba have a fight on its hands after banning one of its owners for life? >>> also, tonight, a big-name potential buyer has surfaced for the team. is oprah about to get in the game? >>> news for every dog lover who wondered what they are thinking. it took the ivy league to figure it out. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, the very same weather system that left behind a death toll of 35 from the tornados it spawned, churned over the south overnight dumping as many as 18 inches of water, five inc
NBC
May 23, 2014 4:00am PDT
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MSNBC
May 23, 2014 2:00am PDT
wanted some time. >> that's surprising. okay. thank you. >>> straight ahead, nbc's brian williams reveals a big exclusive. >>> plus the driver of this car avoids death by a split second. >>> and this rookie may have gotten the fattest contract ever. tigers, both of you. tigers? don't be modest. i see how you've been investing. setting long term goals. diversifying. dip! you got our attention. we did? of course. you're type e* well, i have been researching retirement strategies. well that's what type e*s do. welcome home. taking control of your retirement? e*trade gives you the tools and resources to get it right. are you type e*? >>> you ready to get down to business on this three-day weekend? stocks were up on thursday ahead of what's expected to be a quiet trading day. a private buyer has purchased norman rockwell's the rookie for almost $23 million at christie's. it shows ted williams and other veterans as a new player arrives for spring training. >>> the irs is owed $3.3 billion of back taxes from 318,000 federal workers. surprising there. >>> some top stories for you, there is new vi
FOX News
May 25, 2014 2:00pm PDT
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FOX News
May 25, 2014 8:00am PDT
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FOX News
May 14, 2014 6:00pm PDT
from smearing people. put smear campaign on the screen over karl rove's face, has brian williams ever done that to a clinton? has brian williams ever done that to obama? brian williams basically stands in front of bush and calls him a racist on the street. that's who brian williams is. >> thanks for being with us tonight. >>> there is more breaking news tonight in a couple of big stories. new e-mails surfacing in the irs investigation and the name of a top democratic senator is all over these e-mails. we'll have that story for you right after this break. >>> plus this. >> i'm here to tell you that my dead veteran husband cannot be much more patient than he is today, but me, i'm mad. >> with the scandal over medical care for our vets getting worse, angry families are speaking out. we'll show you how the white house is getting ready for a hearing tomorrow that could get very ugly for this administration. >>> plus, it may be the most watched video in america today, just ahead, the full story behind the courageous kitty that may have literally saved a life of a young boy. [ female announc
NBC
May 29, 2014 5:00am PDT
, leaking secrets from the american government. snowden sat down with brian williams with his first interview on american television. he insists he is a patriot and tried to work within the system. the former nsa contractor said he complained repeatedly to supervisors before refleeing the country and leaking details about the government's spying programs. he says he wants to come back to the united states, but is still proud of what he did. >> i may have lost my ability to travel. but i've gained the ability to go to sleep at night and put my head on the pillow and feel comfortable that i've done the right thing. even when it was the hard thing. and i'm comfortable with that. >> the obama administration says clemency or simply dropping the charges is not an option. >>> rapper snoop line, joe montana and other big-name celebrities will host a benefit part of snoop's no gun allowed campaign. the events will start with a discussion about the importance of gun violence solution followed by an auction of snoop's paintings and other belongings. benefit the no-gun allowed initiative and th
NBC
May 29, 2014 4:00am PDT
only to brian williams about 9/11, espionage and believing that he is a patriot. >> being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your constitution knowing when to protect your country men. >> that and much more in this revealing interview. >>> scathing report. the inspector general's va report is damming, embattling secretary shinseki calm cals th findings reprehensible. >>> maya angelou touched millions during her 86 years. we'll take an in depth look. >>> and chicago's mayor cracks down on guns. it is thursday, may 29th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm dara brown. we begin with revealing details from edward snowden's first ever u.s. television interview. brian williams sat down exclusively with the nsa leaker in moscow, russia, where he's living in asylum. williams says snowden came armed with talking points, ready to tell his story. no question it was off limits. >> to your knowledge, there is nothing in what you handed over to the journalists materially damaging or threatening to the military or national security? >> n
NBC
May 5, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters, this is "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. if they had been taken from a school in this country, it would trigger nonstop, around-the-clock news coverage. but as we first reported here last week, this drama is taking place in nigeria. hundreds of school girls were taken on april 15th in a remote village, taken by terrorists who have since admitted to it on video, bragged about it, and taunted the girls' families and loved ones. the terrorist group in question is against western-style education and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of nigerians in recent years. and in nigeria and around the world, there were protests today. the story of this mass abduction has now spread with a big assist from social media focusing a lot of attention on the effort to find them and get them back. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's ann curry. >> reporter: the leader of the militant islamic group boko haram bragging that he was behind the kidnappings. i abducted your girls, he said. i will sell them in the market by allah. i
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May 7, 2014 5:00pm PDT
. awesome weather tomorrow. >> thanks for joining us at 5:00. brian williams joins us next. >> good night. >>> on our broadcast here tonight, under fire, the secretary of veterans affairs responds to the outrage this evening and the demands that he resign over allegations that vets have died because of substandard medical care. >>> new attacks by the terrorist that kidnapped those teenaged girls in nigeria as worldwide condemnation grows. >>> a question of excessive force, citizens rise up in an american city where the police department is suspected of killing civilians at an alarming rate. >>> and high anxiety. if you can stand it, 94 stories above chicago, a new way to lean out over the city of big shoulders. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams.
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May 28, 2014 5:00am PDT
was interviewed by nbc's brian williams. the 30 year old is responsible for leaks in intelligence. what he says he actually did for the government his training and his job. he was trained as a spy of sorts and was assigned a name that wasn't his. >> i am a technical expert i don't work with people. i don't recruit agents. i put systems to work for the united states. and i have done that at all levels from the bottom all the way to the top. the government might deny these things and frame it and say well he's a low-level analyst. >> he says it is misleading to call him a low level analyst. experts say he over inflated his position and that he was able to gain access to. reporting live today in the bay. >> thank you. the entire snowden interview will air during a one hourlong prime time special. >> in a show of soldarity there will be a candlelight vigil at 8:00 tonight. he went onto kill three more people before killing himself. the father of one of the victims seds it is time for change. >> not one more. not one more! >> we grief together today as a family as the community of the university of cal
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May 30, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people who know eric shinseki, former four-star army general, wounded, heavily decorated in vietnam, one of the few generals to stand up to george w. bush. the people who know him predicted he would do the right thing out of a sense of duty. today shinseki stepped down tendering his resignation to the president who said he accepted it reluctantly. the man at the top of the v.a. has paid with his job. and in the meantime, veterans are not getting the medical treatment we promised them as a nation. and something is badly broken within the v.a. and it needs fixing fast. it is where we begin again tonight, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it's been a grueling week of increasing political pressure from members of his party, so the president finally acquiesced and in his words, regretfully accepted the resignation of hhis embattled v.a. secretary. in announcing his departure, the pre
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May 28, 2014 2:00am PDT
edward snowden speaks out to brian williams. >> somber occasion honoring the victim of the uk santa barbara killing. plus one heck a tornado captured on tape. google's driverless cars with no steering wheel and team usa warms up for the world cup. good wednesday morning to you, i'm frances rivera. after a decade of fighting in avenue zan stan, today, we should rern more about america's vision for an end to war. there he is expected to describe plans for what he calls a new capture in the story of american leadership. nbc tracie potts is live in washington with more. tracey, what can we expect to hear from the president? >> reporter: well, frances we're told he'll have a middle of the road course, unafraid to team up with the rest of the world against russia, but also careful for a military not to be overly aggressive. this morning's west point speech comes after president obama announced 9,800 troops will stay in afghanistan after the war ends in december. that war will gradually drop to about 1,000 over the next two years. their job, training training forces. >> this will a allow u
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May 28, 2014 2:30am PDT
on american espionage is undeniable. in an exclusive interview with nbc's brian williams, snowden describes him as a spy. shedding new light on work he did for some of nsa's secrets. >> were you trained as a spy? it seems to me spies probably look a lot more like ed snowden and a lot less like james bond these days. >> well, it's no secret that the u.s. intends to get more and better intelligence out of computers nowadays than they do out 0 of people. i was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the world in that i lived and worked undercover, overseas, pretending to work in a job that i'm not. and even being assigned a name that was not mine. but i am a technical specialist. i'm a technical expert. i don't work with people. i don't recruit agents. what i do is i put systems to work for the united states. >> he talks about covert operations that he performed for the nsa, for the cia. you can see more of interview tonight on "nightly news." and also on the special that we air at 10:00 p.m. no one lets you know about edward snowden. does this new interview change anything about
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May 29, 2014 2:30am PDT
with nbc's brian williams, the computer specialist and self-proclaimed american spy challenged the u.s. government to prove his actions put the country at risk. the hour-long conversation was held in moscow where the 29-year-old is living under temporary asylum. snowden described the nsa's surveillance tools, claiming analysts can watch americans as they draft e-mails, essentially monitoring their thoughts while the former contractor claimed some government programs are useful, he says others are downright dangerous and therefore needed to be exposed. >> in your mind, though, are you blameless? have you done, as you look at this, just a good thing? have you performed, as you see it, a public service? >> i think it can be both. i think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout american history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. sometimes to do the right thing, you have to break a law. >> from north carolina and while i, after this interview, am free to fly back to the united states, you can't. does that hurt you? >> i may have lost
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May 29, 2014 9:00am PDT
's history, giving his side of the story to brian williams, covering his actions and life in russia and 9/11 and even the smartphones we all carry every day. >> until now, it was largely theoretical for most americans but edward snowden's claims made the government's extensive capability very real. >> people at nsa analysts can actually watch people's internet communications, watch them draft correspondence and watch their thoughts form as they type. >> the law says targeting individuals for surveillance requires a secret court order. in practice, snowden claims that doesn't work. >> the problem is that the capabilities themselves are unregulated, uncontrolled and dangerous. >> i want to ask you about this device. what can the nsa do with this device if they wanted to get into my life? >> they can turn it into a microphone. they can take pictures from it. they can take the data off of it. that's pretty scary. >> it was 9/11, the event that forever changed government surveillance that snowden said also changed him. >> i remember hearing on the radio the planes hit and remember thinking my
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May 21, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt sitting in for brian who remains on assignment one more night. he hasn't spoken publicly about it in over three weeks, but today amid a highly charged political environment, president obama responded with outrage to the growing scandal at va hospitals, calling allegations of misconduct that left seriously ill veterans waiting for care dishonorable and promising those found guilty will be held accountable. the president spoke after meeting with the va secretary and a day after the va inspector general's office acknowledged that the number of hospitals under investigation has expanded to 26. our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd starts us off here tonight with more. chuck? >> reporter: good evening, lester. amid the growing political pressure over allegations involving falsifications of patient wait times at va medical centers, the president displayed annoyance and frustration as he finally addressed the scandal, but for many, his
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May 28, 2014 11:00am EDT
different. >> speaking of snowden, ahead of brian williams' interview with edward snowden on nbc news tonight. here's part of their interview on snowden's decision to stay in russia. >> personally i'm surprised that i ended up here. the reality is i never intended to end up in russia. i had a flight booked to cuba, onwards to latin america. and i was stopped because the united states government decided to revoke my passport and trap me in moscow airport. so when people ask why are you in russia, i say, please, ask the state department. >> remember that whole interview with edward snowden tonight on "nbc nightly news with brian williams." and again in primetime. imagine his argument saying that most data that is private remains private. >> it's interesting that edward snowden is still being cast in sort of a heroic light, despite at what we saw at south by southwest. where a lot of people felt his appearance there was totally wrong. there's a lot of appreciation, from tech ceos, that at least we know this is going on now. very interesting that he has those comments right ahead of brian
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May 29, 2014 6:00am PDT
there has never been any doubt he would like to return to the united states. speaking to brian williams heeds this: >> i don't think there is any question i would like to go home. i said i am doing this do serve my country. i am still working for the government. whether amnesty is a possibility is not for me to say. that is for the public and government to say. if i could go anywhere in the world, it would be home. >> jessica and lars are here with us to discuss this. he went on to say that and let's look full screen from the secretary of state who had an answer for edward snowden. he said if mr. snowden wants to come back he will have him on a flight today. a patriot wouldn't run way. >> i think where he is incorrect is this isn't up to the public a to the government. he is a young fugitive. >> he said the united states revoked my passport and that is why i cannot come home. but the secretary of state has offered him an invitation to come home any time they would like >> he was planning to go through cuba and on to latin america. he was still on the run. you are right. i agree with jes
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May 29, 2014 6:00am PDT
snowden a patriot or a traitor? he sat down with brian williams for his most televised interview since taking asylum. a look at where snowden goes from here. good morning, tracie. >> they sat down for five hours and we don't pay you and you answer all the questions. a lot of questions whether he stays in russia and whether he comes back here to face charges or whether he wants to come back to the united states. >> if i could go anywhere in the world, that place would be home. >> reporter: but for now he's in russia charged with espionage. edward snowden the man who blew the cover off the u.s. government's mass surveillance program says he considers himself a patriot. >> being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country and knowing when to protect your constitution and your countrymen from the violations of an inroachment of adversaryies and they don't have to be foreign countries. they can be bad policies. >> reporter: snowden insists he tried to work with in the system complaining repeatedly to supervisors before fleeing the country and going public with documents bearing ext
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May 28, 2014 10:00am PDT
-level analyst as they've claimed repeatedly? in an exclusive interview with brian williams, snowden says, not so much. >> i was trained as a spy, in sort of the traditional sense of the word, in that i lived and worked undercover, overseas, pretending to work in a job that i'm not, and even being assigned a name that was not mine. now, the government might deny these things, they might frame it in certain ways and say, he's a low-level analyst, but what they're trying to do is they're trying to use one position that i've had in a career here, or there, to distract from the totality of my experience. >> he did go by the nam da gur the true who ha about gaming and anime. that's a true story. but what he's talking about is a lecture for the intelligence agency at the counterintelligence training academy. maybe he'd care for it to be a little less so. he's living in secrecy in russia after being charged under the espionage act. tell us, mr. snowden, why russia? >> the reality is, i never intended to end up in russia. i had a flight booked to cuba, onwards to latin america. and i was stopped because
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May 29, 2014 8:00am PDT
behind the largest intelligence theft in american history tells brian williams what he sees wrongdoing and he considers what he did an act of civil disobedience. >> have you done, as you look at this, just a good thing? have you performed, as you see it it, a public service? >> i think it can be both. i think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout american history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law. >> the interview was the first chance the american public has had the chance to hear edward snowden. there are signs that public opinion may be shifting. >> i think what he did could be viewed as patriotic. i think it also is in direct violation of the espionage act. >> he was, in his approach i was not expecting that, it was a calm demeanor, you could trust him. it made me look at him personally a little bit different. i still am on the fence about his actions. i still don't feel like it needed to go as far as it did. >> joining me live now, nbc news senior political editor ma
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May 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT
much for joining us. >>> up next, the white house is now responding to brian williams' interview with leaker edward snowden. >>> plus, part of that interview you have not seen before. we'll play it here first. the last thursday in may. [announcer] if your dog can dream it, purina pro plan can help him achieve it. ♪ driving rock/metal music stops ♪music resumes music stops ♪music resumes [announcer] purina pro plan's bioavailable formulas deliver optimal nutrient absorption. [whistle] purina pro plan. nutrition that performs. take it on the way you always have. live healthy and take one a day women's 50+. a complete multivitamin with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. age? who cares. it says here that a woman's sex drive. increases at the age of 80. helps reduce the risk of heart disease. it seems that 80 is the new 18. grannies, bless your heart, you are bringing sexy back! eat up. keep heart-healthy. live long. for a healthy heart, eat the 100% natural whole grain goodness of post shredded wheat. doctors recommend it. >>> i don't think that's right. can we try again? t
on earth. brian williams with the first-ever u.s. tv interview with, made huge headline this is week. tonight here, brian williams' landmark interview with edward snowden from moscow. >>> tonight, edward snowden's first interview on american television. >> former nsa director has said you have done significant and irreversible damage to the nation. >> the man who stole nsa secrets talks about what drove him to do it. >> sometimes to do the right thing you have to break a rule. >> and how he ended up in exile in russia. >> people are going to find it hard to believe that president putin hasn't taken a run at you or what you know. >>> tonight, the man who insists he is a trained spy. >> i'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. >> and is wanted for espionage while insisting he's a patriot. >> you hear often in the united states why doesn't he come home and face the music? >>> from nbc news, "inside the mind of edward snowden." >>> good evening. i'm brian williams. he is routinely called the most wanted man in the world. last week in moscow, cloaked in secrecy and
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May 31, 2014 4:00am PDT
snowden following his exclusive interview with nbc brian williams. snowden is firing back after the nsa publicly released an e-mail he sent to the agency and andrea mitchell has the new details. >> reporter: edward snowden is standing by what he told nbc's brian williams that he is a whistle-blower not a traitor. >> now i have raised these complaints not just officially, in write, through e-mail, to these offices and these individuals, but to my supervisors, to my colleagues. >> reporter: the nsa said thursday it found only one e-mail from snowden asking for clarification on a legal issue, not whistle blowing. as to comments snowden responded to nbc friday, calling the nsa release incomplete saying the nsa's new discovery of written contact between me and its lawyers after more than a year of denying any such contact existed raises serious concerns. still the white house is challenging snowden's credibility. >> he was not trained as a spy? we have no idea where that assertion comes from. >> reporter: john kerry's comments to chuck to do this week. >> go back to the pentagon papers and d
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May 15, 2014 12:00pm PDT
lived through that terrible day still feel about it. brian williams went inside with the women who carried out the unimaginable task of capturing the worst event in american history. >> it's almost overwhelming. just like that day was. and museum visitors should be prepared for how powerful it all is, all over again. it's a story of remembrance that starts at 8:46 a.m., the first impact, when the world ended for so many people. >> it looks like smoke. >> it's taken over a decade, and while a tall new building now towers over this site, the remembrance takes place below. the twin memorial pools at ground level, and the new museum underground, seven stories down. >> we spent a lot of time listening. >> reporter: alice greenwald is the woman in charge of this gargantuan yet delicate project. we come in and we're met with a powerful visual. our guided tour started with the first thing you see. a battered and rusted remnant of the old strauch tur, the parts of the exterior spine of the world trade center, shaped like tuning forks, known as tridents. it's now a towering and striking remi
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May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt. sitting in tonight for brian. as president obama dangled the threat of tough o'er action against russia, the crisis in ukraine took a dangerous and deadly new turn today on the ground and in the air. as ukrainian forces in the east launch a major counter offensive against pro russian insurgents who then shot down two ukrainian helicopters. but the conflict has spread to southern ukraine. a country increasingly divided against itself, coming closer to the brink. we get more from our british partner itn. >> the term civil war should not be used lightly, but tonight, ukraine appears to be perilously close. >> the southern port city of odes odessa, a city split between those loyal to russia and those to ukraine. the two sides fought in the city center and the result was a bloodbath. more than 30 known to have died, and it is likely to have been more. unlike the east of ukraine, pro russians cannot dominate here. normal ukrainians, young women, middle aged mothers, joined in on the fight.
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May 4, 2014 5:30pm PDT
nightly news" for this sunday. i'll see you in an hour for "dateline." brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. from all of us here at nbc news, good night. >>> nbc bay area news begins with breaking news. >>> good evening, everyone. >> a press conference just wrapped up at travis air force base near fairfield following the crash of a plane at an air show at the base. here's what we know right now. a pilot was killed when his plane crashed during the air show. >> thousands were there and 85,000 were there yesterday. the rest of the show today was canceled. people were told to leave. the pilot is 77-year-old eddie andrini of half moon bay. he was inverted, meaning flying upside down 350 feet off the ground when the plane crashed. >> he was performing a
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